[Zope3-Users] Re: Refreshing possible yet?

Peter Bengtsson peter at fry-it.com
Tue Nov 7 06:04:35 EST 2006

Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
> To answer the question right away: No.
> Peter Bengtsson wrote:
>> Since I'm still an eager zope3 newbie the misstakes I make are the 
>> kind of misstakes that you can't really write unittests for, like 
>> missing directives in the configure.zcml or incorretly use of browser 
>> views.
>> This is to an expert simple deployment but since I have to look up 
>> everything I do by example or by Phillipps book I tend to make a lot 
>> of simple little misstakes. Having to restart every time is quite 
>> annoying now. Is there a "module refreshing" tool available yet?
> Gintautas Miliauskas once wrote a simple view refreshing tool. It's a 
> hack, I don't know if it works reliably. And it's limited to views. See 
> http://codespeak.net/svn/z3/z3reload/trunk/.
Cool. We'll have a look once I understand it a bit more.

>> I'll give in and rely on unittests instead of trial-and-error once 
>> I've got the site up and running but for the moment it feels it's a 
>> bore to have to wait for the restart 3-6 seconds for every little change.
> I agree. Reloading modules in Python, especially when you store 
> references to global objects like component registries do, is highly 
> non-trivial, though... There are some ideas floating around, but it'll 
> take a bit for us to synthesize them into something that may or may not 
> work... Sorry.
I'd love to contribute but at the moment if feels far to complex for my 
limited knowledge of zope3.
Refreshing will become very useful.

Peter Bengtsson,
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